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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,275 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £105 pp
Book by: 16 October 2018

From its great cities and iconic temples to off-the-beaten-track gems, this tour takes in the must-see highlights of two Asian heavyweights – Vietnam and Cambodia.

Lower Ganges Cruise with Pandaw

11-day tailor-made cruise from £2,275 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you travel in traditional style on the RV Orient Pandaw as you explore the incredible Lower Ganges.

Highlights of Georgia

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Follow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley on her Silk Road Adventure and discover Georgia's snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and ancient history with included transfers and all-inclusive meals throughout.

Cambodia in Style

15-day tailor-made journey from £5,190 pp incl. flights

Discover Cambodia in luxurious style on this spectacular showcase of one of South East Asia’s gems.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,275 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £105 pp
Book by: 16 October 2018

From its great cities and iconic temples to off-the-beaten-track gems, this tour takes in the must-see highlights of two Asian heavyweights – Vietnam and Cambodia.

Thailand & Vietnam on Seabourn

17-day cruise from £6,200 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fares
Book by: 31 December 2018

Discover the gems of South East Asia, from buzzing Bangkok to the markets of Ho Chi Minh City, on this 17-night all-inclusive luxury cruise, sailing on board the new Seabourn Ovation

Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

Royal Rajasthan with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,515 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £785 pp
Book by: 20 December 2019

Explore India's princely state on this luxury tailor-made holiday, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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